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Court leaves absentee ballot rules in place for election

Nov 02, 2022 1:05 pm

Zach Williams reports in the New York Post that a New York appellate court on Nov. 1 left the state's absentee ballot rules in place for this fall's election. A Saratoga judge previously ruled that citizens could not use COVID-19 as an excuse to vote with an absentee ballot any longer. The appellate court disagreed. “Election matters are extremely time sensitive and finding these statutes unconstitutional at this late date would impose ‘impossible burdens’ upon the State and local Boards of Elections to conduct this election in a timely and fair manner,” the 10-page decision said, in part. Democrats argued that the last-minute legal challenge from Republicans sought to disenfranchise voters and cause mass confusion over whether absentee ballots cast would still count. Another court may overturn New York's absentee voting rules, but not until this election is over. Voting began Oct. 29 and continues through Nov. 8. Read more about this story in the New York Post.